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Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the fourth beta and more than a month after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software updates, so after you've installed the first beta using the appropriate profile from the Developer Center, additional betas can be downloaded clicking on the Apple in the menu bar, choosing "About This Mac" and clicking "Software Update." Alternatively, open System Preferences and choose the "Software Update" icon.


Apple's macOS Mojave update introduces a systemwide Dark Mode, with Mojave users able to choose between a light theme or the new dark theme, which changes the color of the dock, menu bar, apps, and other elements. Dark Mode is accompanied by Dynamic Desktops, aka wallpapers that subtly change throughout the day. Additional wallpapers were introduced in the fourth beta.

Stacks, a new desktop organization system, keeps all of your desktop files neat and organized, while Finder has been enhanced with a Gallery View, a Sidebar, a revamped Quick Look option and Quick Actions, so you can do more in the Finder window than ever before.

Screenshots can now be edited using Markup tools and a new management options that also allow for easy screen recording, while Continuity camera, a new feature, allows you to import photos and document scans directly from an iPhone or iPad to the Mac.

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The Apple News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos apps have been ported from iOS to macOS as part of a multiyear project Apple is working on to make it easier to bring iOS apps to Macs, and Apple has introduced several new privacy protections to keep your data safer than ever.

Apple is also making it harder for websites to track you with a range of new Safari tools, and it's also easier to make and store secure, hard-to-guess passwords for each and every website.

Apple has added an entirely revamped Mac App Store to macOS Mojave that makes it easier to discover apps with a featured section and specific categories for games, creative apps, productivity apps, apps for developers, and more.

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macOS Mojave is available to developers and public beta testers to work out bugs and other issues ahead of an upcoming fall public release.

What's New in Beta 5: macOS Mojave beta 5 introduces several new wallpapers appropriate for use with Dark Mode. There are several wallpapers that feature images of the Mojave desert, along with new abstract oil slick-style wallpapers, new dark flower wallpapers, images that have been used to promote recent Mac refreshes, and more.

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You can get to the new wallpapers by opening up System Preferences, choosing the Desktop & Screensaver option, and selecting Desktop Pictures.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to Developers
 

duston

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Can anyone help me out with something, I’d like to be able to download High Sierra from the Mohave App Store but it can’t find it. What are my options? Even when I click a direct link from Apple website it doesn’t work.
 
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Envo

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Can i move from public beta to developer beta without making a huge mess?
 
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ocrane

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Can anyone help me out with something, I’d like to be able to download High Sierra from the Mohave App Store but it can’t find it. What are my options? Even when I click a direct link from Apple website it doesn’t work.

Try with this link

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?mt=12
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Can i move from public beta to developer beta without making a huge mess?

I would imagine the headache isn't worth likely waiting a day. Usually they release public beta very shortly after dev
 
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tjway2hot

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Try with this link

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?mt=12
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I would imagine the headache isn't worth likely waiting a day. Usually they release public beta very shortly after dev

Hey something to remember. If you upgrade to Mojave you can't download HS from the App Store. Also on all NEW 2018 MacBooks you are not allowed to download it due to the new t2 chip. You must use internet recovery. OR download from a torrent and turn Off the t2 security. Which will cause the OS to 99% of the time turn off the t2 features as it was downloaded from a unsigned source.
 
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socialwill

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Hey something to remember. If you upgrade to Mojave you can't download HS from the App Store. Also on all NEW 2018 MacBooks you are not allowed to download it due to the new t2 chip. You must use internet recovery. OR download from a torrent and turn Off the t2 security. Which will cause the OS to 99% of the time turn off the t2 features as it was downloaded from a unsigned source.

Good point, the best bet would be to use internet recovery IMO to get the bits from Apple. I think for a while the 2018 HS file was not even available correct?
[doublepost=1532972384][/doublepost]Curious if this includes the performance updates that came out as a patch for HS last week for the 2018 MBP?
 
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duston

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Try with this link

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?mt=12
[doublepost=1532971245][/doublepost]

I would imagine the headache isn't worth likely waiting a day. Usually they release public beta very shortly after dev

Yeah I’ve tried that link, says it can’t connect to App Store. When I click retry it brings me to the page but “get” is greyed out
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Good point, the best bet would be to use internet recovery IMO to get the bits from Apple. I think for a while the 2018 HS file was not even available correct?
[doublepost=1532972384][/doublepost]Curious if this includes the performance updates that came out as a patch for HS last week for the 2018 MBP?

I swapped my Apple SSD to an NVME drive so I didn’t have the option for net recovery.. luckily I had OSX on a external drive
 
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Mike Haas

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Try with this link

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?mt=12
[doublepost=1532971245][/doublepost]

I would imagine the headache isn't worth likely waiting a day. Usually they release public beta very shortly after dev

Once they really get into the cycle - around August - they start releasing the Dev and Public together or within hours of one another. You'll see these Macrumors posts updated with "EDIT: Apple has also released Public Beta #xx". Be patient - I've switched to the Developer Beta before from the Public channel and what happens is, you don't get the Final Public Release announcement from the App Store - just the "Golden Master" released via the Developer channel. There's no longer a guarantee that the Golden Master is the Final and you find you're a release number behind. No big deal but you have to clear the App Store cache and some other hoops if I recall correctly if you want to see the Official Final Release and have it available if you want to download it again at a later date. At least, that was my experience.
 
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socialwill

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Once they really get into the cycle - around August - they start releasing the Dev and Public together or within hours of one another. You'll see these Macrumors posts updated with "EDIT: Apple has also released Public Beta #xx". Be patient - I've switched to the Developer Beta before from the Public channel and what happens is, you don't get the Final Public Release announcement from the App Store - just the "Golden Master" released via the Developer channel. There's no longer a guarantee that the Golden Master is the Final and you find you're a release number behind. No big deal but you have to clear the App Store cache and some other hoops if I recall correctly if you want to see the Official Final Release and have it available if you want to download it again at a later date. At least, that was my experience.

I have seen that as well. I have just done a clean wipe with the public final once it is available in the past if the build numbers are different. Just like to start clean.
 
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tywebb13

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Can anyone help me out with something, I’d like to be able to download High Sierra from the Mohave App Store but it can’t find it. What are my options? Even when I click a direct link from Apple website it doesn’t work.

You can use the installinstallmacos.py python script to download high sierra in mojave via terminal instead of the mac app store. This is a better way than torrents because it downloads the files directly from apple and not a 3rd party source.

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As you can see it gives you a choice of which one to download too.

I put instructions here: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...pport-for-itunes.2126709/page-7#post-26243593
 
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DeltaMac

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2 issues fixed that have been 'bugging' me since first Mojave beta:
graphics issues in Dashboard (white background surrounding any widgets, and parts that update, such as graphs, would go blank) all widgets that I use now are working nicely.
And, really slow performance with any app that uses Webkit, such as Safari, or Chrome, because of unneeded launching of a video support process. Now if it does, there's no noticeable interference with the system, and I don't have to wait for a couple of minutes before the process went to idle. My browsing now is what I expect on my Mac...:cool:
 
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ocrane

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Yeah I’ve tried that link, says it can’t connect to App Store. When I click retry it brings me to the page but “get” is greyed out
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I swapped my Apple SSD to an NVME drive so I didn’t have the option for net recovery.. luckily I had OSX on a external drive


Do you have access to the dev portal? Its hosted there as well.
 
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hmark8

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Was crossing my fingers they might release this a day earlier rather than Tuesday as expected since Mojave on the new MBP has been so rough from not being able to reduce brightness from anything other than 100%, not being able to use siri, camera issues, screen not turning on consistently when battery dies, white screens in browsing among many other things relating to T2. And hopefully fixes the throttling issue that they fixed in High Sierra supplemental update. Fingers crossed since the betas on the non 2018 MBP have been so smooth (relatively).
 
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